Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Jobies

Last night was such a great time! Makala and I went to Job's Daughters and the night was all about those of us whom have become Majority Members... There must have been about 30 of us old ladies between the age of 20 and 90 who took part in the ceremony. Makala knew her part well and after only 3 official full ritual meeting really caught on the the Voting process and even stood to "second that motion" for the issue of payments for Grand Bethel.

When the girls took Roll Call the answer this week was to State Your Favorite Jobie Memory... Makala so New to the Order stood to say that hers was the Fair Booth last fall and the Irish Sundays (baked potatoes with all the works). But, at this meeting they also called role for the Old Ladies and we said our favorite Memory as a "girl" and also as an "Adult" I was so thrilled because I was able to say my Girl Memory was the night we stayed up all night long in the Bethel and did a Rock-A-Thone by rocking in rocking chairs to raise money for the Masonic Children's Home...and that my best memory as an Adult will always be the Night I watched my daughter Makala become Initiated...

After the meeting the girls discussed what Parts would be done by who for the Next Initiation of Sam--Makala's best friend who will finally turn 10 in a few weeks. And Makala realized that she would have a huge role in bringing her friend into Job's Daughters by taking the part of First Messenger for the ceremony... First Messenger has one of the neatest parts in the whole ritual and she is sure going to feel a great deal of leadership and self confidence being the one to take this role when Sam finally joins... Can't wait because Sam will be initiated just before Grand Bethel and Polly and I are going to be driving and chaperons FINALLY we get to serve as team members....

It was also unfortunately for me noticed that I actually know the songs--and can play them on the Piano...I so don't want to be the director of Music but our girls really don't know the songs and it's sad... I also realized last night why I can't say the "Lord's Prayer" with all the Catholics as the Job's Daughters have always had a specifically added Pause--No wonder I have spent my whole life feeling like something was off when saying it with the Non-Masonic! That extra Pause really does set us apart as the Fairest In the Land.

Tonight we are going to start reading the Bible book of "Job" together so that Makala really does learn the story as written in the Word and understands the story better as it is told in the Initiation Ceremony... I do love Jobies so much and think it is such a great order for building young woman in this world. I sure wish that Tori had not decided she was --what was it--Agnostic of whatever...all I know is that I fear praying she comes to know the Lord after all that would mean she would have to face that moment in life where she found herself needing to give up and hand things over to the God that can't be seen any better then the Air we breath.

It was interesting at the last meeting (non-ceremony) the girls gathered to make quilts for the children who are on life-support so that their mother's can let them pass over under the gift made by love of peers--and then take the Quilts home to smell and hold when they grieve the loss of their daughters... Maureen was given one when we lost Jennifer... I had no idea it was made by Job's Daughters' and don't think I will tell her since the Catholics have a problem with the Masonic Order and well...I know that Jennifer's Quilt has been of such great comfort to Maureen all these years. I can't believe it will be ten years this summer. Jennifer would be 22 years old right now. How could that be? Oh how we miss Jenny every day still.

More about Missing Jenifer...

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